Sunday, August 9, 2009

Making the Gate Slides

I made a cardboard template of the catch of the door the bolt slides through. After tracing the outline on a block of balsa wood I cut out the catch.

After painting the wood with acrylics to fill the grain I sealed the wood with varnish. Next I hot glued the wooden catch to a piece of glazed tile. I brushed on a thin coat of Vaseline as a separator and began applying liquid latex to make a one piece mold.

Here is a photo of the mold and original wood catch.

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